Big Bulldozers

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Project by garth brockett posted 11-14-2008 06:40 PM 2155 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two Hi Track bulldozers were made from plans I altered from Toys and Joys. There are 60 track pads – each pad has five pieces – for each dozer. All the cylinder work, tracks move, rock ripper on the back works. The dozers are made from soft maple with a spray on finish. These dozers took two months to build. One dozer goes to my grandson and the other goes to my great grandson. These are not toys to be played with but look great on a shelf.

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#1 posted 11-14-2008 07:14 PM

Garth, really a nice job, and great gift (heirlooms) for the grand childern!

Chesapeake Bob

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#2 posted 11-14-2008 07:16 PM

Nice!! It maust have been quite a job to make the treads operate!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-14-2008 07:17 PM

Amazing, well done. Great collector pieces. The heavy hauler is super cool also.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 11-14-2008 07:18 PM

Those are just amazing. I wouldn’t have the patience to build them I don’t believe.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 11-14-2008 07:41 PM

There is a lot of work there. Good job.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#6 posted 11-14-2008 07:51 PM

Facinating! Youre capable of making those small parts that demand lot of patience.
Great job Garth!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-14-2008 11:02 PM

Very nicely done….... Tip of the Hat to you sir.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 11-15-2008 12:30 AM

nice work.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 11-15-2008 03:29 AM

“Look great on the shelf” Looks like you succeeded. They look great no matter where they put them.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 11-15-2008 12:38 PM

I’d hate to give my grandson something so beautiful and tell him he can’t play with it. I know what you mean though, I made mine a dump truck, it was a wreck in two days. LOL

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 12-20-2008 06:10 PM

Great job

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#12 posted 02-13-2011 03:28 PM

Wow , amazing project

-- What I can do with a piece of wood and mine or your imagination.

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